The Zoom LeBron III was inspired by the personality and play of the future of the game - LeBron james. Based on the duality of LeBron's persona- a beast on the court and a fun-loving jokester off of it- the shoes has captured the essence of LBJ. For inspiration Nike looked at the athlete and the man, going for a balance of performance and luxury. The new design of the Nike Air Zoom Lebron III features leather support tabs for lateral stability when making hard cuts, full length zoom air unit for maximum lightweight impact protection, a carbon fiber spring plate for a responsive spring-loaded effect, and a durable rubber outsole and perimeter traction patter for great traction on side to side moves. The Nike Sphere Technology in the ankle collar offers comfort and helps manage moisture for those long, pounding games.